Table 5-11
S&E doctorate holders employed in academia, by years since doctorate: Selected years, 1973–2006
(Percent)
 
Years since doctorate   1973   1983   1993   2006
 
All employed doctorate holders   54.8   48.4   45.9   45.4
≤3   55.2   48.0   50.5   57.3
4–7   55.8   44.9   47.0   51.1
>7   54.2   49.4   45.0   42.9
 

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations (preliminary data for 2006).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008